Today, the company released a new version of Skype for the iPhone and iPad that lets you call any of your contacts without that pesky need to, you know, open the app. Just like calling from your phone’s contacts, a simple command like ‘call Joe Smith’ will lead Siri to the Skype contact — assuming it’s saved in your iOS device. It may require a confirmation of which number you’d like to call, just like the standard iPhone calling experience, but once you confirm, the call is dialed just like what you’re used to.
And all this without actually using the Skype app on your phone.
The new update is limited to the consumer version of Skype, for now. Microsoft says it’ll be available in the company’s ‘Skype for Business’ iOS apps in October.